Abbotsford is known as the “City in the country”, with a wonderful blend of rural and suburban amenities.  Abbotsford has an endless supply of outdoor activities and is home to the International Airshow.  While living in Abbotsford definitely has its perks, there are a couple of things that could definitely be seen as undesirable, from the unrelenting rain that is a common occurrence in the Lower Mainland, to the topic that has brought you to here… “Oil tanks”.

In Abbotsford, natural gas was implemented approximately in the late 1950’s throughout the 1960’s, ending an era of various alternative fuel sources, such as: wood, coal and residential underground storage tanks.  While oil tanks were still being used and installed, the volume in which they were used dramatically decreased as natural gas rapidly became the desired choice of new homebuilders.  As with all technology, when the newest convenience arrives, the oldest quickly becomes obsolete.

In the oil tank removal industry, there are many governing bodies and it is important to adhere to all requirements to ensure that the job is done safely, efficiently and effectively.  It is important that all documentation is collected, compiled and supplied to the appropriate departments to confirm that when the job is complete there will be no further issues.

Important to know…

In Abbotsford, it is required that an environmental consultant collects, submits and provides a final environmental report for each project.  This is a critical part of the process, as the main reason for removal of an oil tank is to determine if there has been any leakage and if the contamination levels exceed the Ministry of Environments allowable limits.  Currently, the cost for a residential oil tank removal permit  is $210.  Also in Abbotsford, a fire warden may inspect each site and confirm that the oil tank has been removed, once extracted.  As part of our hassle free approach, we will apply and pick up the appropriate permits.  Additionally, we will synchronize the fire warden’s inspection and the other subcontractors involved, to ensure that the things go smoothly and no stages in the oil tank removal process are overlooked.

Feel free to contact us now 604.725.1515 or info@oiltank.ca for more information about oil tank searches, oil tank removal, or contamination removal in Abbotsford.  If you are unsure if you have an oil tank, please select the book a scan button on the bottom of this screen and we will be delighted to assist you in the location of your tank, or to provide an oil tank certificate/ report if no tank is found.  If you have an oil tank on your property and need a fast and affordable solution, please select the book a quote option on the bottom of this screen and we will be happy to provide you with a quick, competitive, and transparent quote.

Please note this is for informational purposes only: We do our best to keep the rules, regulations and permit prices current on our website; however, it is important to be aware that with constant changes in the industry varying from city to city, it is best to contact Tri-City Tank Tech or your local governing bodies to confirm that this information is current and relevant to your situation.